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US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act


The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS

Factory reset in Android phones leaves sensitive user data behind

Researchers recovered access credentials, emails, text messages and other sensitive information from wiped Android phones

Secom security drone follows, photographs intruders

These flying security cameras will be rented out to large-lot businesses such as shopping malls

Freelance hacking site vows to clean up dodgy listings

The creator of Hacker's List says the site is a lower-cost way to bid for security projects

Leaked database of Adult Friend Finder still online

Adult Friend Finder was breached more than two months ago, according to a dark Web forum

US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday

Netgear and ZyXEL confirm NetUSB flaw, are working on fixes

The vulnerability could allow attackers to take over affected routers

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch

US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

The rules could prohibit the export of penetration testing tools without a license

RadioShack, US states reach agreement on sale of customer data

The data to be sold has been considerably reduced, according to Texas attorney general Ken Paxton

Health insurer CareFirst reveals cyberattack affecting 1.1 million

The breach is the third one disclosed this year by a large health insurer

Senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1

E-paper display gives payment cards a changing security code

The technology, from Oberthur Technologies, will be tested by two banks in France

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing

It's recommended that users install Chrome or another browser

First software update for Apple Watch includes security fixes

The update patches 13 vulnerabilities and updates the trusted root SSL certificates

Tech companies ask Senate to pass NSA reform bill

The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives

St. Louis Federal Reserve forces password change after DNS attack

A cyberattack caused some people to be redirected to potentially malicious websites

New encryption flaw, LogJam, puts Web surfers at risk

The flaw is closely related to FREAK and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

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